LBO Case study: 3 hours from scratch LBO model and 120 page deck to analyze

I have an upcoming interview with a top PE fund and they are asking for a LBO model from scratch and 7 page deck on findings/reccomendation. They provide 120 pages of management interview/company overview. How would you tackle this?

1.5 hours for LBO model without BS, just cash flow to get return sensitivities

.5-1.0 hours to refine operating model and top line growth assumptions and testing some value creation initiative sensitivities.

.5-1.0 hours to create slides and refine findings?
 

How long do you guys take to do short from LBO model?

Also would it be ok to exlclude a full three statement model since its only 3 hours?

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Sep 13, 2021 - 7:11pm

People focus way too much on model - make sure it's working properly (lfcf test) and then move onto the next steps. What matters is your ability to have a view on the business and more importantly to not fuck up. Keep it simple, play within the guidelines 

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